Professor Tao Cheng
Title:   Space-Time Analytics for Smart Cities
 24th July 2019 – CUSP London Room BH(S)5.01
2pm – 3pm followed by Q & A



More than half of the world’s population are now living in urban areas placing city infrastructures under increasing pressure. With the development of IoT and mobile technology, cities and people are more connected than ever which generated large volume of geolocated and time stamped (space-time) data. This talk will show cases of making use of big space-time data in transport, crime, business and health to gain insight of people and places, in order to deliver intelligent service and government towards smart cities.


Tao Cheng is a Professor in GeoInformatics, the founder and Director of SpaceTimeLab for Big Data Analytics ( at University College London, a multi-disciplinary research centre that aims to gain actionable insights from geo-located and time-stamped data for government, business and society. Her research interests span network complexity, Geocomputation, spatio-temporal analytics (modelling, prediction, clustering, visualisation and simulation) and data mining with applications in transport, crime, health, business, social media, and natural hazards. She has studied and lectured in China, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, France and the UK. She has secured more than £12M research grants since 2006, working with many government and industrial partners in the UK including Transport for London, the London Metropolitan Police Service, Public Health England and Arup.


SpaceTimeLab for Big Data Analytics,
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
University College London


All CUSP London members, King’s College London and University of Warwick students and academics welcome!

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